Hans Olsen cane back settee

olsensettee1The binder cane on the back on this Hans Olsen settee  was old and brittle with a lot of broken strands.  The settee needed cushions, too.


olsensettee2I rewove the back with new rattan, which will eventually darken in color.  (Thanks to Rob Degenhard/Home Anthology for the rest of the photos here–my “after” shots were not up to par on this one!)

olsensettee3The new cushions are done in Knoll Classic Boucle in the Aegean colorway.


olsensettee4The notch on the arm rests dictated how thick the back cushions should be.  I did rounded edges with top-stitched seams, and I used invisible zippers instead of conventional ones so that all sides would look equally neat.


olsensettee5Olsen designed this settee too look as beautiful from the back as it does from the front.





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4 Responses to Hans Olsen cane back settee

  1. Adrienne says:

    You do beautiful work!

    I was hoping you might be able to point me toward replacement springs like the ones on the seat of this settee. I have a lounge chair that uses them but all of them have cracked plastic coating and several of them are stretched out. I don’t even know what to call them and I have been scouring the internet making up search terms.

    Thanks for any info. Loved seeing your restorations!

    • MCR says:


      Sorry, somehow your comment slipped by me when you submitted it! The springs are called Expersprings and I have a link to them on my blog.

  2. Danielle says:

    Do you know where to get the bottom rubber coil springs? I just bought a danish modern couch and they elastic like bands need replacing. Not sure what they are called!

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